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Project Cancellation Update:

We are very thankful for those who helped support this Kickstarter, gave feedback on the design at Gen Con, DragonCon, and PAX Unplugged 2017, and the hundreds of customers of our game tables who got us to this point. To say thank you, we're sending everyone who backed this Kickstarter a PDF copy of Dinner and Dice: A Gaming Cookbook. Thanks for sticking with us and helping us spread the word!

We love this design but it's pretty clear the market will not support manufacture at this point. Really, we're saving our company a lot of money by not setting it up for manufacturing. In the end, that's what Kickstarter is all about.

Will we try again? "Never say never," right? But we don't think so. We have other design ideas we want to implement and plan to move forward on those. Stay tuned for our latest designs by signing up for our e-newsletter at www.carolinagametables.com 

Are you late to the campaign and dying to have a Cabinet Game Table of your own? Email info@carolinagametables.com. No promises. But we'll see what we can do.

What about the other game tables? Yes, we *definitely* still do those! We started this company by Kickstarting the Dining Game Table in 2015 and we have several designs. Go to www.carolinagametables.com for our full catalog.

The Finished Product: a Cabinet Game Table, with table attached!

Photo from the factory floor: a Cabinet Game Table in Cherry finish!
Photo from the factory floor: a Cabinet Game Table in Cherry finish!

 

Want to upgrade your game storage from merely functional to multi-functional? From bearable to beautiful? From disposable to indispensable? 

That's why we designed the Cabinet Game Table!

It’s a Game Cabinet

The storage is specifically for games. Shelves designed to hold game boxes on their edge for easier access. Six smaller drawers for dice, cards, and other accessories. A bookshelf for game books (such as RPGs) up to 11” tall—with extra depth so the spines are protected in the interior. Two larger drawers for anything too big for the smaller ones. And double doors on the bottom open to large storage spaces for bigger games.  

It’s a Table

The leaves of the table stow away on the sides of the cabinet. The trim on the front converts to the legs and a support stretcher between them for maximum support and stability. Simply connect the leaves, attach the legs, and fasten to the Cabinet to transform it to a three person table.

It’s a Game Table

And when you want to play a game, the top is reversible. The flip side has a one inch lip to keep dice and game pieces on the table. The 29.75” x 40.5” fabric–lined play area has enough room to handle a 24” x 36” game board with space to spare.

                    

$3099 YOUR CHOICE Cabinet Game Table

One Cabinet Game Table stained with the finish you want and upholstered with the fabric you want (from our selection of Options, see below). See Delivery below. Retail price after the Kickstarter is $3199.

$2999 CHERRY + BLUE Cabinet Game Table

Our most popular combination for game tables is Cherry finish and Dark Blue fabric, and we predict it'll be the same for Cabinet Game Table orders! That's why we're offering this package at an additional discount. This reward level is for one Cabinet Game Table in Cherry and Dark Blue. See Delivery below. Retail price after the Kickstarter is $3199.

$2999 EARLY BIRD YOUR CHOICE Cabinet Game Table

Shop early and save! The first ten backers can choose their finish and fabric (from our selection of Options, see below) at a discounted rate. See Delivery below. Retail price after the Kickstarter is $3199.

$25 Carolina Game Tables Coasters!

We appreciate your willingness to help our campaign! Pledges at this reward level receive a set of 6 leather coasters imprinted with our logo. Kickstarter will prompt you to add shipping before confirming your pledge. 

$2 Stay Connected!

Pledge at this level to stay updated, then please share the Kickstarter using the links above! We have a Social Media stretch goal which should get you a little something as thanks!

Any "Your Choice" Cabinet reward level allows you to choose from the following colors of stain and fabric. You will let us know about your choice in a survey after the Kickstarter. For more about the Indonesian mahogany and velveteen fabric used, see Construction below. 

You can see a variety of finish and fabric combinations on actual tables in real customer's homes on our website!

$25 A Set of Our Coasters

Want a set of Coasters with your Cabinet? We can do that! Add $25 to the current total of your pledge. 

Why No Option to "Add-On" a Game Table?

Our website does a much better job of handling all the purchase options that go into ordering a Carolina Game Table than this Kickstarter ever could. Please check out the payment options and designs on our websie (see quick links below), and feel free to ask any questions here or email us privately at info@carolinagametables.com. 

Remember, all our designs include a table top in the price!

But the main reason we can't offer other tables as add-ons is the whole reason this Kickstarter exists: To determine if there are enough people interested in this design! If we meet our Kickstarter goal without other tables added to the total, we know the Cabinet Game Table design is marketable and sustainable.

Click here to read more about the Coffee Game Table on our website!
Click here to read more about the Coffee Game Table on our website!

 

Click here to read more about the Kitchen Game Table on our website!
Click here to read more about the Kitchen Game Table on our website!

 

Click here to read more about the Dining Game Table on our website!
Click here to read more about the Dining Game Table on our website!

 

Click here to read more about the Streamer Game Table on our website!
Click here to read more about the Streamer Game Table on our website!

 

Click here to read more about the Tablezilla Game Table on our website!
Click here to read more about the Tablezilla Game Table on our website!

 

Click here to read more about our Chairs and Side Tables/Benches on our website!
Click here to read more about our Chairs and Side Tables/Benches on our website!

 

We are not collecting payment for delivery during this Kickstarter. 

Delivery will be billed at a later date (target May 2018). 

There are three options for shipping the Cabinet Game Table. You do not need to tell us which you want until your order is complete!

White Glove Delivery

“White glove delivery” means your package never touches a forklift. They deliver to your residence and bring it to the room where you want it. They unpack your order (trust us, we’ve done that ourselves more than a few times, and you don’t want to!) and put it together. They then remove all the packing material before they leave. 

Estimate White Glove Delivery prices to your area by going to our Calculator here. You'll also be able to test the rates for delivery of our Game Tables, Chairs, and Side Tables/Benches. You'll see for yourself how much you can save on shipping overall by ordering the Carolina Game Table of your dreams, plus matching Chairs and Benches, to go with that sweet Cabinet Game Table!

Freight Delivery

If you're ordering multiple pieces for a game store or other business location, this may be the best option for you. We'll work with you to provide an estimate.

Pick Up from Hickory, NC

Our showroom for Carolina Game Tables is in Hickory, NC! We can have the factory deliver your order to us for you to pick up. We'll work with you to arrange a day and time to pick up your order. There is NO COST for this service (we love to meet our customers!), but you need a vehicle large enough to accommodate the boxed item and enough people to move it. We're not getting any younger. :)

 

Carolina Game Tables, owned and operated by Clint and Jodi Black, continues a family tradition going on three generation of furniture manufacturing. You may also meet our daughters (gen 4!) at a convention sometime. Those building and shipping our beautiful furniture are contracted to do so, which keeps our costs low and the prices of our tables low as well. These are not made in someone’s garage or during weekend hours—we “share time” with other companies in a professional furniture manufacture facility using the latest tools through our special agreement.  

Jodi and Clint Black with their daughters at the Carolina Game Tables showroom
Jodi and Clint Black with their daughters at the Carolina Game Tables showroom

 

We also make games to play on our beautiful gaming furniture.  Jodi is Pinnacle Entertainment Group COO and Managing Editor. Clint is Savage Worlds Brand Manager and the Rules Guru for all of the amazing products we create at Pinnacle. Savage Worlds is an award-winning tabletop roleplaying game (we hope you’ve heard of it!) created by our good friend Shane Lacy Hensley. Our most recent Kickstarter for Pinnacle was the Doomtown Reloaded card game. Check out Pinnacle at www.peginc.com.

Carolina Game Tables are built with a frame of solid Indonesian mahogany: the legs, edges, sides, and trim are all solid hardwood, stained with one of four finish colors (see Options, above). The play area under the fabric is plywood and the fabric is glued on, wrapped around, and bolted up into the frame. This means you can drill through any part of the fabric to add DIY lights or other electrical embellishments (and we don't need to add the costs for UL certification). 

The Cabinet Game Table is made from the same Indonesian mahogany. In places where solid mahogany isn't feasible or necessary, plywood and/or MDF are used with a mahogany veneer. The same stains are used so it matches your Carolina Game Table, Chairs, and Side Tables/Benches. 

Physical assembly of our Game Tables and the Cabinet Game Table uses screws, nuts and bolts, glue, and mortise/tenon construction

You won't need to do any of that, though! This render shows how the Cabinet will assemble in your home: the top piece fits into the bottom. You'd also insert the drawers. Finally, the shelves behind the glass doors are adjustable. And really, we recommend you let White Glove Delivery do everything.

Stain-Resistant Heavy Duty Fabric  

We use hardy commercial grade velveteen and glue it to the plywood used in the play area. The velveteen is the kind hotel lobbies use for durability and ease of cleaning. It’s completely synthetic and there is no padding underneath to trap and hold odors. The fabric is rated “W” for water-based cleaners only. You don’t need to buy any special dry cleaning agents or pool table “felt cleaner” and in fact, should never use them! Just make sure your household cleaner doesn't have bleach. :)

Finish  

The factory uses mahogany to build the table, but the surface you touch is actually a polyurethane lacquer sealing the finish color. To clean the wood of your table or Cabinet, simply use a no-wax dusting spray. We also recommend you protect your table top by using tablecloths, placemats, or coasters to make it last a long time.  

Remember this is a fine piece of furniture! Treat it how your grandmother treated her nice dining room table. 

If there's a single theme to what we hear about our company, it's that people appreciate our customer service. That's flattering, but we're just gamers, treating gamers how we want to be treated!

What we hear the most is our tables are well made and versatile. We're honored people see that. Here's where Clint's many years in the furniture manufacturing industry pay off. We're not making the cheapest game tables, but we're not "bespoke" either. We're aiming for "Game Tables for Real Life"—one piece that serves just as well as a fine dining room table (or Cabinet!), as it does a game table. 

Read our Facebook reviews here.

Read our Google reviews here (we just launched that page). 

Here are other reviews on our website

And a few random others...

    

“I don’t always game on a mahogany table custom-crafted for a tabletop enthusiast’s unique needs by the folks who make Deadlands and Savage Worlds. But when I do, it’s a Carolina Game Table.” —Mike Fehlauer, Vice President, Penny Arcade
“I don’t always game on a mahogany table custom-crafted for a tabletop enthusiast’s unique needs by the folks who make Deadlands and Savage Worlds. But when I do, it’s a Carolina Game Table.” —Mike Fehlauer, Vice President, Penny Arcade

 

 

                                   
     

 

“The only sad part about shooting “The Gamers” around a Carolina Game Table is that it makes us want to shut down the cameras, grab our dice, and just play.” —Ben Dobyns, Executive Producer of The Gamers Series
“The only sad part about shooting “The Gamers” around a Carolina Game Table is that it makes us want to shut down the cameras, grab our dice, and just play.” —Ben Dobyns, Executive Producer of The Gamers Series

 

 

                        

 

"We have two (Kitchen and the Streamer) in the studio for two different shows. It’s very much a centerpiece of our programming”. —Ivan Van Norman (Twitch/YouTube Host, Geek & Sundry)
"We have two (Kitchen and the Streamer) in the studio for two different shows. It’s very much a centerpiece of our programming”. —Ivan Van Norman (Twitch/YouTube Host, Geek & Sundry)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“The table far exceeds our expectations. It’s extremely sturdy, and could easily withstand all the leaning and stress a high action board game could bring on it. The lid covers the entire table, and looks amazing in our kitchen.” -The Rules Lawyer
“The table far exceeds our expectations. It’s extremely sturdy, and could easily withstand all the leaning and stress a high action board game could bring on it. The lid covers the entire table, and looks amazing in our kitchen.” -The Rules Lawyer

 

 

 

Risks and challenges

Our first Kickstarter for Carolina Game Tables fulfilled on time. Both Clint and Jodi have a history behind the scenes on Kickstarters for Pinnacle Entertainment Group (a total of 15 to date, all delivered or in production), and serve as consultants on other Kickstarter projects.

Everything from product design and fabrication to shipping is all set up and agreements are in place—the Cabinets will begin construction as soon as payments clear!

We feel we've covered all the bases, but anything affecting the principals could delay fulfillment.

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